Nancy Kress (1948) is an American science fiction author. She is known for writing hard science fiction often involving genetic engineering. Kress first gained attention after winning the Hugo and Nebula awards for the 1991 novella Beggars in Spain which was later expanded into a full length novel. She would go on to win Nebula Awards for Best Novella for Fountain of Age, After the Fall, and Yesterday’s Kin.
Future Perfect: Six Stories of Genetic Engineeringby Nancy Kress
This collection brings together six of these stories written between 1984 and 2008,
Nancy Kress is unrivaled in her treatment of genetic engineering. In 1991 she wrote the ground-breaking classic novella Beggars in Spain (Hugo/Nebula) and since then has only enhanced her outstanding reputation of telling stories set in the near-future and dealing with genetics. ***
This collection brings together six of these stories written between 1984 and 2008, including "The Flowers of Aulit Prison" which won the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for best short story.
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